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Cory Booker Explodes On CNN For ‘Using Donald Trump’s Lies’ On Stage

Justin Caruso Contributor

Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker went after the moderators of the CNN-New York Times Democratic debate on stage Tuesday, saying that a question about former Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine was “offensive.”

“I just want to say, as a great New Jerseyan Yogi Berra said, I am having Déjà vu all over again. I’m having Déjà vu all over again first of all, because I saw this play in 2016’s election. We are literally using Donald Trump’s lies and the second issue we cover on this stage is elevating a lie and attacking a statesman,” Cory Booker said.

He continued, “That was so offensive! He should not have to defend ourselves, and the only person sitting at home that was enjoying that was Donald Trump seeing that we are distracting from his malfeasance and selling out of his office. And I’m having Déjà vu all over again.”

Democratic presidential hopeful New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (L) speaks next to California Senator Kamala Harris during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Booker’s criticism of the moderators comes after the second question of the debate was about Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business in Ukraine. (RELATED: Hunter Biden Doesn’t Regret Ukrainian Gas Directorship — Blames Trump For Believing ‘Ridiculous Conspiracy’)

My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” Biden answered.

The Democratic debate has already been full of fireworks. While most candidates on stage strongly supported impeachment, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warned the room that impeachment could be divisive to America.